Florida - Atlas ICBM launched at Cape Canaveral, tape recorder running, carried payload of research instruments 9000 miles to Indian Ocean, "longest surface-to-surface rocket ever achieved."
Downloads: 12,406 (3 reviews)
|Red Cross Unit Bombed In Ethiopia,1936/02/12|
"Rain of Bombs Kills And Maims Red Cross Workers (Photographed by Howard Winner, Ace Universal Newsreel Cameraman) - Dolo, Ethiopia: Exclusive, authentic pictures graphically show the flaming terror hurled against a Red Cross field unit near Nugelli by Italian airmen. Bombs and machine-gun fire kill and cripple Swedish doctors and their Ethiopian assistants. Scores of wounded soldiers die as the raiders ignore Red Cross flags...
Downloads: 1,766 (1 review)
|U-2 At U.N. Reds Now Charge U.S. Menaces Peace, 1960/05/23|
At NY HQ of UN, 11-member Security Council hears arguments by Gromyko, Henry Cabot Lodge; Lodge speaks; gave details of Soviet spy activities, "they have thousands of spies and subversives everywhere"
Downloads: 4,834 (1 review)
|Extra! Special! Roosevelt Inaugurated 1933/03/05|
Airplane takes off with film of FDR Inauguration, lands in New York City, views of the inaugural parade. "The First Sound Pictures Ever Shown of a Presidential Inauguration. The Brilliant Ceremonies marking The Induction of Franklin D. Roosevelt as the 32nd President of the United States. Striking close-up views of President-elect Roosevelt's arrival at the White House to take President Hoover to the Capitol for the Inaugural ceremony, and the historic ride of the celebrated pair down Pennsylvan...
Downloads: 8,509 (2 reviews)
(poor quality) Tokyo Winter Olympics opening ceremonies, Hirohito opens games, ringed flag raised, torch enters stadium, up 154 steps, lights flame, 8000 pigeons released (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 1,523 (1 review)
|Jap Films of Hiroshima, 1946/08/05|
(1) Japanese Films of atomic bomb blast at Hiroshima, released one year later (2) Underwater atom blast rocks Bikini (line down middle of film frames) Admiral Blandy commander of task force, 2nd test of Operation Crossroads, cameras point to site of underwater explosion Test Baker, mushroom cloud of explosion, carrier Saratoga finally sinks, another view of the blast from overhead airplane. (sound track cuts out at very end)
Downloads: 30,225 (2 reviews)
|Gen. Adolph Takes Over, 1942/01/07|
"The cleverest anti-Nazi propaganda yet! You will howl with glee when you see and hear what our London newsreel friends have cooked up for Hitler and his goose-stepping armies. The 'Nasties' skip and sway in tune to the Lambeth Walk!" - humorous editing of German newsreels to make fun of Hitler and the Nazis. (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 40,639 (9 reviews)
|94 Die Airplane Crashes, 1947/06/02|
(1) scenes of airplane crashes (2) Memorial to Anzio dead (3) Polish girls to Canada in labor exchange (4) Phalanx wins Belmont horse race (5) Indy 500 auto race (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 3,759 (1 review)
|Allies Fight Fierce Nazi Counter-Blow,1944/12/20|
(1) "Events within Germany leading to the present 'power drive' in the West, shown in captured German newsreels. Theaters are shut down, women are drafted for war work, trolleys tow trucks to save gasoline, robot bombs are launched, and at the front, the Nazi military carries on despite the appearance of American air fleets. Allied cameras show Yank heavy artillery in action, Nazi prisoners are collared, near St...
Downloads: 9,067 (4 reviews)
|Nazi Murder Mills, 1945/04/26|
(1) "First actual newsreel pictures of atrocities in Nazi murder camps. Helpless prisoners tortured to death by a bestial enemy...Here Is The Truth" (Real-life horror pictures revealing the unbelievable atrocities committed by the Nazis in their murder camps) Grasleben: Wounded and emaciated Yanks, captured in von Runstedt's bulge attack of last winter, are fed and given medical care by the Yank armies of liberation...
Downloads: 19,440 (3 reviews)
|Red Spy Films. Chambers Farm Yields Top Secret Documents, 1948/12/06|
"Washington: Evidence found on the Maryland farm of Whittaker Chambers, forging a new link in the chain of spy data, is examined by Congressman Nixon and Chief Investigator Stribling of the House Un-American Activities Caommittee. The film may answer a lot of questions the country is asking." - Nixon looks at microfilm, the so-called pumpkin papers, Chambers says "Hiss is lying", pictures of pumpkin patch (no sound) (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 5,164 (2 reviews)
|Cuba President in U.S., 1948/12/09|
(1) News In Brief - "Washington: Cuba's new President, Carlos Prio, arrives by plane for a five-day visit. Pres. Truman, who invited him, is on hand to greet him at National Airport as Senor Prio steps off the 'Independence.' - Truman speaks at airport; (2) Holland: "The 'Hangmen of Amersfoort,' Nazi criminals who put scores to death in infamous concentration camp, go on trial before a Dutch tribunal...
Downloads: 3,908 (3 reviews)
|'Dead' A-Bomb Hits U.S. Town, 1958/03/13|
(1) B-47 a-bomb fell on house in SC, first such accident (2) Los Angeles - automatic control of machine tool production line, using punched tape, developed by Hughes Aircraft Company (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 31,757 (14 reviews)
|War in Egypt. British and French Bomb Its Key Cities, 1956/11/01|
(1) Suez Canal and Nasser pictures; French troops embark from Marseilles; naval forces in eastern Mediterraean, British bombers attack; Ike and Dulles at White House; Ike speaks, wants it brought before the UN General Assembly; quick pics of UN and Mideast (2) "Hungary Free But Faces Threat Of New Red Invasion" - the end of a 6-day fight, Hungary was free, scenes of Budapest; funeral (3) student demonstrators in Rome in support of Hungary, battles between students and police (4) Texas rangers ge...
Downloads: 4,614 (1 review)
|Nazi Film Shows V-2 Rocket Test, 1946/05/02|
"Nazi Rocket Backfires - Germany: These amazing films, found in Germany, show V-2 rocket launchings against enemy targets. One of the giant missiles backfires and explodes in the launching site, killing scores." - scenes from captured Nazi films. (partial silent newsreel)
Downloads: 7,935 (2 reviews)
|Liberation Of France Forges On, 1944/07/18|
"Independence Day in Europe - In France, General Eisenhower observes General Bradley fire a giant howitzer which signals our massed artillery into a massed cresendo of fire. Behind the lines, the French string 'Welcome' signs all over, improvise American flags, and a choral group of French children sing 'America.' They love our mow-oon-tains. Canadians Advance - After a well earned rest, following the landing battles in Normandy, the Canadians return to the thick of the fighting at Cariquet...
Downloads: 8,133 (4 reviews)
|Wilenz Sure Of Convicting Hauptmann, 1935/01/28|
"Flemington, NJ: The Attorney-General declares himself satisfied that the state's completed case will result in the conviction of Hauptmann as the kidnapper and murdered of Lindbergh's son." - sound of prosecuter saying he has rested its case; newsreel ending. (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 971 (1 review)
|Big News of 1941 - The Editors of Universal Newsreel present dramatic highlights of an epochal year, 1941/12/24|
(1) Help For Democracies - America's answer - ships, tanks, guns and planes for the brave actions fighting aggression. As the Arsenal of Democracy, the U.S. delivers the goods!" - scenes include FDR speaking to Congress (2) The 3rd Term - "Unprecedented third term for President Roosevelt! Franklin Delano Roosevelt takes office at gravest crisis in America's history." (3) Sabotage and Strikes - "Flames of destruction destroy vital American factories and supplies...
Downloads: 9,866 (3 reviews)
|Suez Canal Seized By Egyptians, 1956/07/30|
Nasser tells crowd he has seized Suez Canal, pictures of canal and Mideast (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 3,931 (2 reviews)
|U. S. Raid Defenses Tested, 1941/04/24|
(1) "Spectacular scenes as Uncle Sam tests the air defenses of New York City. From civilian 'spotters,' word comes to the plotting board in Manhattan, where officers direct the activity of interceptor planes from Mitchel Field. It's a thrilling game of chess, with our future safety at stake!" (2) "England: Countless hundreds of British fliers have been saved by speedy 'crash' boats of the R.A.F. Here you see a thrilling rescue at sea, as aviators are picked up from their liferafts after being sh...
Downloads: 1,544 (1 review)
|Screen Notables Hear Roosevelt Praise Industry, 1941/03/04|
(1) "Los Angeles, CA: Winners of Motion Picture Academy awards, including Ginger Rogers and James Stewart, hear President Roosevelt speak from the White House during colorful presentation ceremonies." scenes of FDR speaking about the motion picture industry; Oscars given to Jimmy Stuart for Philadelphia Story, acceptance speech by Ginger Rogers; (2) Santa Anita Handicap - horse race, shows crowd, George Raft, Bing Crosby (only crowd sound); (3) British Forces Rout Italians, Take Prisoners in Lib...
Downloads: 2,661 (1 review)
|Satellite A Bust. Rocket Blows Up In First U.S, 1957/12/09|
(1) Vanguard explodes during launch of Explorer satellite (2) British train accident due to London fog (3) Amsterdam aquarium has sea horse, coral fish, lobster, eel (4) town in Georgia is leveled by gas explosion, town of Villarica (5) new Dutch ramjet helicopter demonstrated, rotor tips flame at night, looking like flying saucer (partial newsreel).
Downloads: 3,881 (1 review)
|A Day in History. Telstar Brings World Closer, 1962/07/12|
Telstar satellite, 170 lbs, receives signal from Andover Maine, retransmit to Cornwall in Europe, launched on Delta rocket for ATT at cost of $50 million, pictures of ground station (either Maine or Cornwall), 1st TV pictures of dome at Andover transmitted (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 6,045 (4 reviews)
|Kennedy Tour. Calls For U.S. lead In Space, 1962/09/13|
(1) JFK begins space bases tour at Huntsville, meets von Braun, sees Mercury capsule, then to Cape Canaveral, then to Houston and stadium at Rice Univ for speech, then to Manned Spacecraft Center, sees Gemini capsule, then to McDonald plant in St. Louis where capsules built, sees gemini capsule (2) Fashion Parade - leather fashions
Downloads: 2,697 (1 review)
News in Brief story on Berlin, showing pictures of US soldiers and tanks and British troops who convoy boy going to school, building Berlin Wall, young couple waves from window (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 5,908 (3 reviews)
|Aid Britain Says Hull, 1941/04/29|
(1) "Cordell Hull Urges 'Quick' Aid To Britain "without hesitation" - "Washington, DC: American aid must get England and get there quickly, or it won't help anybody, the Secretary of State declares at a meeting of the Society of International Law." (2) More Taxes For Defense - "Washington, DC: American taxpayers will face the prospect of much higher taxes next year, Treasury Secretary Morgenthau tells Congress committee...
Downloads: 1,282 (3 reviews)
|Showdown in Vietnam, 1965/02/08|
Pleiku in Vietnam, 8 died in recent attack, but 49 jets struck back, McNamara briefing with map shows response, speaks about retaliatory action approved by NSC; pictures of aircraft carrier and jets taking off; 2nd raid the next day by planes, Hawk missile battery, George McBundy arrives at Camp Holloway in Vietnam, visited hospital and Pleiku wounded, McBundy next day back at White House, speaks to press about the "sneak attack" due to nature of war in Vietnam and 'the contest against the commu...
Downloads: 16,217 (4 reviews)
|Argentine Admitted To World Parley, 1945/05/03|
(1) "The question of Argentina's entry into the United Nation's Security Conference causes the most dramatic floor discussions which have occurred there thus far. Ezequiel Padilla, Mexico's able Secretary for Foreign Affairs, speaking in behalf of the Latin American Nations, pleas for Argentina's entry. Russia's Foreign Commissar Molotov, through an interpreter, speaks against the plan, adding that Russia will ask nothing else of the conference...
Downloads: 1,876 (2 reviews)
|Eichmann trial, 1961/04/13|
Eichmann trial for Holocaust crimes; judges speak indictments as Eichmann listens (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 5,018 (3 reviews)
|Stratosphere Balloon Falls, 1933/08/07|
"Chicago, IL: Remarkable scenes on Soldier Field as Lieutenant T. G. W. Settle, USN, starts his projected flight into the upper regions of the atmosphere and hectic scenes in a nearby railroad yard following the big gas bag's crash due to a leaky valve." (some parts silent of this partial newsreel without narration)
Downloads: 1,959 (2 reviews)
|Damage Foreshadows A-Bomb Test , 1946/06/06|
(1) "Japan: Dramatic pictures of atom bomb damage in Hiroshima and Nagasaki foreshadow the coming Bikini Atoll experiment. Intense heat and light of blast scarred shadows of human beings on destroyed bridges!" scenes of visual evidence of atomic damage in Hiroshima (2) Italy Joins Democracies - "Italy: Following mass demonstrations and a democratic referendum, Italian voters cast their lot with the democracies and oust their king...
Downloads: 5,497 (1 review)
|World-Wide News Events, 1938/07/06|
"Burbank, CA: Howard Hughes, wealthy aviator, takes off for New York in his 'round the world' plane. New York, NY: A big crowd welcomes the sportsman pilot when he flies in from the Coast." some sound when Hughes briefly speaks. (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 2,917 (1 review)
|U.S. War Dead Honored On Memorial Day, 1945/05/31|
(1) "As America shifts her armed might to finish off the last remaining Axis power, she pauses to honor her heroes who were slain in this and in previous wars. In Arlington National Cemetery, Colonel Lowry, representing President Truman, places a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. The National Cemetery in Brooklyn, N.Y. is visited by thousands who pay their respects to the fallen heroes who lie there...
Downloads: 4,541 (1 review)
|Spanish Revolution Anniversary, 1957/04/08|
(21) 18th anniversary of end of Spanish revolution in Spain, Franco and daughter watch soldiers, "the caudillo looks on with pride, 18 years of peace and rebuilding" (2) Reno NV - first midget convention (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 5,964 (9 reviews)
|Big Convoy To Russia Beats Off Nazis, 1942/10/19|
(1) "Huge United Nations convoy is attacked by Nazi's bombers off Scandinavian north capes. A terrific battle ensues, but the enemy is finally driven off." (2) Greatest Tax Bill In History For Americans - "Washington, DC: With the greatest tax bill in the history of the United States about to be passed, Senator George and Congressman Doughton speak for the men who have labored to keep the nation's economy strong." (some sound from 2 men speaking) (3) Aussie Joins U.S...
Downloads: 2,757 (2 reviews)
|Extra!! Scoop! - First Actual Pictures - Assassination, 1934/10/17|
King Alexander and Louis Barthou, Shot Down in Streets of Marseilles by Revolutionists. Furious Spectators Batter Killer to Death As His Victims Die. Alexander Murdered - "Universal Newsreel brings you the First Actual motion pictures of the murder of King Alexander of Jugoslavia and French Foreign Minister Barthou" scenes of the King arriving on cruiser at Marseilles, ride through town, shots, mob beats the assassin, a Croatian.
Downloads: 17,472 (3 reviews)
|New York World's Fair, 1964/03/02|
(1) New York World's Fair, symbolized by Unisphere, many bldgs yet to be completed, theme "peace through understanding" with 58 nations to participate, on same site as 1939 Fair (2) Grauman's Chinese Theater - Haley Mills leaves handprints (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 10,616 (2 reviews)
|Vietnam. Big Enemy force Repulsed by G.I.'s, 1967/04/04|
Marine truck convoy ambushed in Vietnam war; troops attack huge Viet Cong base, foot soldiers advance, roundup prisoners including women; helicopters pick up prisoners.
Downloads: 9,357 (4 reviews)
|Big Da-Dit-Da Class Graduated At New Naval Radio School (exclusive), 1941/03/06|
"Noroton, CT: Several hundred enlisted men complete a course in radio engineering at the U.S. Navy school here and graduate as radio operators. Listen to them as they learn their 'Da-Dit-Das'." includes some sound of Morse code. (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 5,386 (2 reviews)
|Adm. Kimmel Testifies On Pearl Harbor, 1946/01/14|
(1) Kimmel speaks to congressional committee that he did not get vital information about Pearl Harbor (2) UNO Tackles Peace Job (3) Eisenhower Promises GI Releases - Ike speaks that every man who served in the war will be home soon. (4) 10 Killed In British Rail Wreck - trains carried 400 passengers in tangled wreck (5) Marine Pageant - decorated private boats on parade (6) speed ice skaters - The End.
Downloads: 2,951 (3 reviews)
|Anti-War Demonstrators Storm Pentagon, 1967/10/24|
(1) Mass protest against Vietnam war in Washington DC, on mall, across Potomac river to Pentagon, MPs with bayonets emerge from Pentagon, tear gas used, next day camp fires burn on the 2nd day of sitting-in (2) new turbo-jet transport plane by Germany (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 7,237 (2 reviews)
|Ancient Chinese Field Games, ca. 1933|
Downloads: 2,390 (2 reviews)
|First Pictures Atomic Blast!, 1946/07/08|
(1) "The dramatic film history of the atom bomb test at Bikini! Pictures of the actual bomb drop! Blasted ships and the terrible destructive force of the world's fourth atom bomb! Universal Newsreel, in cooperation with the Army and Navy, presents the motion picture drama, 'Operation Crossroads.' This film record of the historical event shows in dramatic detail the various phases of the epochal experiment, from takeoff to the awful blast that destroyed or damaged more than half the ships in Biki...
Downloads: 36,928 (4 reviews)
|Special Release - 425 Children Die As Gas Explosion Shatters School, 1937/03/20|
"New London, Texas tragedy - 425 Children Die As Gas Explosion Shatters School in center of rich East Texas oil field, caused by gas pockets in school basement."
Downloads: 3,472 (1 review)
|B-29s Rule Jap Skies,1944/12/18|
(1) "At Saipan, after briefing, the members of the 21st bombing Command take to Super Fortresses and roar into the sky - destination Tokyo! They shower tons of bombs and incendiaries on the huge sprawling city as they hit factories, steel mills and docks. Mass civilian evacuation of Tokyo was ordered after this raid. Japs Raid Saipan - Saipan is attacked by Jap raiders, 14 of which are shot down, after they had started spectacular fires and caused minor damage." scenes of Japan fighter planes st...
Downloads: 5,676 (2 reviews)
|49th Star. Alaska Statehood, New Flag, Official, 1959/01/05|
(1) Ike signed proclamation in White House, 49th star added to new staggered star design(partial newsreel).
Downloads: 3,637 (2 reviews)
|'American Day' Fete Biggest Patriotic Meeting In History, 1941/05/20|
"New York, NY: Hundreds of thousands of patriotic Americans jam Central park for 'I Am An American Day' rally, in a dramatic outpouring of faith and allegiance to the U.S. in its gravest hour since 1917." scenes include sound of pledge of allegiance recited. (2) Atlantic City, NJ: Representatives from theatres and film exchanges assemble for the Variety Club Convention, for a gala parade and presentation of the club's award, this year to Dr...
Downloads: 2,559 (1 review)
News in Brief - at Cape Canaveral, Thor Able missile launches Courier satellite that can rebroadcast messages, not just reflect them back like recent Echo; and Courier related a message from Ike to UN (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 1,146 (1 review)
|British H-Bomb Fired As Debate On Atom Test Ban Rages, 1957/06/03|
(1) British test first H-bomb on Christmas Islands, on eve of disarmament talks (2) Algeria village victim of rebel terrorism, village of Beluza in Africa (3) new presidential helicopter lands at White House, poss to use for "evacuation in case of emergency" (4) Israel farmers (5) model plane fair in NY (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 4,748 (2 reviews)
|Flood Relief. President Inspects Area and Speeds Aid, 1955/08/25|
(1) Ike inspects flood damage in northeast after hurricane Connie, damage in billions, and the digging out begins (2) "Rebellion Spreads in North Africa" - 1700 dead fighting French soldiers in Algeria (3) Saar elections (4) train from Boston to Montreal derailed near Lowell MA (5) new Marine tank destroyer (partial newsreel)
Downloads: 2,852 (1 review)